History Franchise / MonsterHigh

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* PreemptiveShutUp: In the webisode "Substitute Creature" Mr. Lou Zarr commands a two-headed student to stop talking even though none of the student's heads has a mouth.

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* PreemptiveShutUp: In the webisode "Substitute Creature" Mr. Lou Zarr commands a two-headed student to stop talking even though none neither of the student's heads has a mouth.



* {{Retraux}}: Scarah Screams dresses in simple 60's mod fashion.

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* {{Retraux}}: Done with several dolls. Ghoulia, Operetta, and Scarah Screams dresses in simple 60's mod fashion.follow this consistently through their outfits.
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* MulticoloredHair: ''[[UpToEleven Every single character]]''.

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* MulticoloredHair: ''[[UpToEleven Every single character]]''.The amount of characters that have averted this across all of their dolls can be counted on one hand.
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* KaleidoscopeHair: Pretty much any character with multiple dolls applies.
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* AcidRefluxNightmare: Sweet Screams is a twisted candy-themed nightmare induced by Draculaura sneaking some candy before bed. Turns out, the nightmare is simultaneous, and Frankie, Abbey, and Ghoulia are trapped in it with her.
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: A bizarre subversion in the webisodes. While most of the mansters play this straight, Gil has visible nipples.
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* UndeathlyPallor: Naturally, the vampires have this, but in this universe, vampires are all some shade of pale pink!
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The doll releases follow a format. Usually, there are a couple of lines of variant outfits for established characters, a more uniquely themed line introducing a new character as its "signature doll", and a wave of dolls based on the latest movie.

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The doll releases follow a format. Usually, there are a couple of lines of variant outfits for established characters, a more uniquely themed line introducing a new character as its "signature doll", resident signature doll, and a wave of dolls based on the latest movie. Occasionally, dolls will be released alongside locational playsets.



* AdvertisedExtra: Occasionally happens with the movie-introduced characters, who seem sidelined next to the established main characters and play a smaller role in the plot.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Occasionally happens with the movie-introduced characters, who seem are sometimes sidelined next to the established main characters and play a smaller role in the plot.



* AllPartOfTheShow: "Steal The Show" is a meta-themed ego number at the beginning, but then Luna and Catty come in to reclaim Catty's stolen voice and continue the song to call Toralei out. The audience doesn't know any better, and the conclusion gets resounding applause.

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* AllPartOfTheShow: In ''Boo York, Boo York'', "Steal The Show" is a meta-themed ego number at the beginning, but then Luna and Catty come in to reclaim Catty's stolen voice and continue the song to call Toralei out. The audience doesn't know any better, and the conclusion gets resounding applause.



** This is enforced post-reboot, as cut costs mean the reduced presence of diaries sold with the dolls.



* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Within the main cast alone, Ghoulia is greyish-blue, Lagoona is aqua blue, Frankie is mint green (which looks a deeper shade of green in CG), and Draculaura looks really pale until you realize she's ''pink''.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Within the main cast alone, Ghoulia is greyish-blue, Lagoona is aqua blue, Frankie is mint green (which looks a deeper shade of green in CG), and Draculaura looks really pale until you realize she's ''pink''. In fact, the de Niles, the Wolf family, Deuce, and Jackson are pretty much the only characters to avert this.



** The reboot animation is much cleaner and has fluid animation and expressive character models you'd expect to see from a big-budget studio film, which is a vast improvement over the clunky CGI translations of the physical dolls.

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** The reboot reboot's CGI animation is much cleaner and has fluid animation and expressive character models you'd expect to see from a big-budget studio film, which is a vast improvement over the clunky CGI translations of the physical dolls.



* AwesomeButImpractical - The girls' sports uniforms, recently released for the dolls highlight, this aspect. For instance, Clawdeen's soccer uniform is pretty standard except for the high heeled shoes. Granted, their feet are shaped this way, but her shoes are open toed. The fearleading shoes make use of the high heeled foot by adding a [[MundaneMadeAwesome lightning shaped high heel]] & Lagoona's platform surfing sandals also counts, though this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in her own diary with her saying that she regularly surfs in them.

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* AwesomeButImpractical - The girls' sports uniforms, recently released for the dolls highlight, this aspect.uniforms. For instance, Clawdeen's soccer uniform is pretty standard except for the high heeled shoes. Granted, their feet are shaped this way, but her shoes are open toed. The fearleading shoes make use of the high heeled foot by adding a [[MundaneMadeAwesome lightning shaped high heel]] & Lagoona's platform surfing sandals also counts, though this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in her own diary with her saying that she regularly surfs in them.



* BatmanGambit: Cleo and Clawdeen each have one.

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* BatmanGambit: Cleo and Clawdeen each have one.Happens a few times.



** In ''13 Wishes'', Frankie, Draculaura, and Ghoulia deliberately provoke Howleen into wish-banishing them so they can save Clawdeen trapped in Gigi's lantern.
* [[BeachEpisode Beach Line]]: 2011 line Gloom Beach, 2012 line Skull Shores, 2013 line Make A Splash, and 2015 line Ghouls' Getaway. As this is a kids' show, these lines aren't really fanservice-oriented like other examples of the trope but stick more to fashion exploration; this is most noticeable in Ghouls' Getaway, where Jinafire, Spectra, and Purrsephone forgo swimwear entirely for casual sundresses.

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** In ''13 Wishes'', Frankie, Draculaura, and Ghoulia deliberately provoke Howleen into wish-banishing them so they can save Clawdeen who was trapped in Gigi's lantern.
* [[BeachEpisode Beach Line]]: 2011 line Gloom Beach, 2012 line Skull Shores, 2013 line Make A Splash, and 2015 line Ghouls' Getaway. As this is a kids' show, these lines aren't really fanservice-oriented like other examples of the trope but stick more to fashion exploration; this is most noticeable in Ghouls' Getaway, where Jinafire, Spectra, and Purrsephone forgo swimwear entirely for casual sundresses.sundresses and elaborate island looks.



* BloodBath: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. An accessory play set related to beautification for Draculaura, the vampire, includes a high backed, clawfooted tub; however, she is a literal VegetarianVampire and, therefore, bathes in protein and vitamin supplements, rather than blood.



* CastOfSnowflakes: Zigzagged; while the characters all have the same body type, they still have different facial features and hairstyles.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Zigzagged; while the characters all have the same body type, they still have different facial features and hairstyles.hairstyles, and several of them have body detailing to set them apart.



** WordOfGod states that she is more closely related to amphibians than fish, which actually makes sense, considering that her crush, Gill, has to wear a water tank on his head, while she doesn't. Also, sushi refers to the rice with sugar-vinegar dressing on which the toppings, or with with the filling, is served. There are many sorts of non-seafood sushi.
* ChainedByFashion: Every single ghost character includes chains or chain patterns in their outfits.

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** WordOfGod states that she is more closely related to amphibians than fish, which actually makes sense, considering that her crush, Gill, Gil, has to wear a water tank on his head, while she doesn't. Also, sushi refers to the rice with sugar-vinegar dressing on which the toppings, or with with the filling, is served. There are many sorts of non-seafood sushi.
* ChainedByFashion: Every single ghost character includes chains or at least chain patterns in their outfits.



* CoolPet: All the characters had them, but later on, they stopped being included with new characters.

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* CoolPet: All the characters had them, but later on, they stopped being included with new characters.characters even if they were stated to have them.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).]]

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched presented as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).]]



* ElegantGothicLolita: Draculaura, Elissabat, C. A. Cupid, and Honey Swamp lean towards this style.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Draculaura, Elissabat, C. A. Cupid, and Honey Swamp Amanita Nightshade lean towards this style.



** Vandala Doubloons' pet is a cuttlefish.



** Kala Mer'ri percieves an indirect case of this. Since her father, the Kraken, is so reviled, she keeps her parentage secret and strives to prove herself with any means possible.
* FieryRedhead: Operetta, daughter of Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera.

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** Kala Mer'ri percieves perceives an indirect case of this.this towards her. Since her father, the Kraken, is so reviled, she keeps her parentage secret and strives to prove herself with any means possible.
* FieryRedhead: Operetta, daughter of Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera.Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and Holt Hyde, [[FlamingHair whose head is literally fiery.]]



* FreakyFashionMildMind: The characters of this school often sport fashions adorned with skulls, spikes, stitches, brains, slime and morbid accessories to match--yet most are some of the nicest kids you'll ever meet.

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* FreakyFashionMildMind: The characters of this school often sport fashions adorned with skulls, spikes, stitches, brains, slime and morbid accessories to match--yet most are some of the nicest kids you'll ever meet. Moanica D'Kay is a hard aversion of this trope, though.



* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: After counting all the werebeasts in the franchise one can only wonder if Mattel is influenced by some kind of a furry lobby.

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* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: After counting all the werebeasts in the franchise franchise, one can only wonder if Mattel is influenced by some kind of a furry lobby.



* GlamourFailure: Draculaura has no reflection and only her clothes (and sometimes her hair) show up in photos (unless they have a vampire detection filter). She's usually okay with it at this point.

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* GlamourFailure: Draculaura has no reflection and only her clothes (and sometimes her hair) show up in photos (unless they have a vampire detection filter). She's usually okay with it at this point.point, and claims that centuries of practice have given her the ability to apply her own makeup.



* GoodParents: Frankie's mom and dad. For a couple of mad scientists, they've got a remarkable knack for knowing what's best for their little girl and what makes her happy without spoiling her either.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Cleo and Frankie accidentally break a statue together in "Totally Busted", and Cleo blames it entirely on Frankie. The headmistress is thrilled, because the statue had imprisoned the ghost of Professor Irene Maiden for years in a terrible AndIMustScream situation, and is incredibly grateful to Frankie for this service to the school, leaving Cleo to start to protest that she did it all ''herself'' instead.

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* GoodParents: Frankie's mom and dad. For a couple of mad scientists, they've got a remarkable knack for knowing what's best for their little girl and what makes her happy without spoiling her either.
either. In fact, most of the MH parents are good, with the Webbers being a [[AbusiveParents notable]] [[FantasticRacism exception]].
* GoneHorriblyRight: Cleo and Frankie accidentally break a statue together in "Totally Busted", and Cleo blames it entirely on Frankie. The headmistress is thrilled, because the statue had imprisoned the ghost of Professor Irene Maiden for years in a terrible AndIMustScream And I Must Scream situation, and is incredibly grateful to Frankie for this service to the school, leaving Cleo to start to protest that she did it all ''herself'' herself instead.



* TheGrimReaper: We get to meet his [[DontFearTheReaper bubbly]] [[PerkyGoth party-loving]] daughter, who likes to borrow his yacht for joyrides.

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* TheGrimReaper: We get to meet ''Haunted'' introduces River Styxx, his [[DontFearTheReaper bubbly]] [[PerkyGoth party-loving]] daughter, who likes to borrow his yacht for joyrides.



* HalloweenEpisode
* HappilyAdopted: Draculaura, Jane Boolittle, and C.A. Cupid.

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* HalloweenEpisode
HalloweenEpisode: ''Ghouls Rule!'' focuses on monster interacting with humans during the Halloween season.
* HappilyAdopted: Draculaura, Jane Boolittle, and C.A. Cupid.Cupid, and Gooliope Jellington.



* HeelFaceTurn: Cleo started out as a hardcore snob/bully, but has progressed into a supportive friend, first truly noticeable in the BreatherEpisode about Ghoulia and Dead Fast.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Cleo started out as a hardcore snob/bully, but has progressed into a supportive friend, friend (if not a bit self-centered), first truly noticeable in "Daydream of the BreatherEpisode about Ghoulia and Dead Fast.Dead".



* HoldYourHippogriffs: "Monster" is used to mean "person", "ghoul" means "girl", and "manster"="guy/man".

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* HoldYourHippogriffs: "Monster" is used to mean "person", "ghoul" means "girl", and "manster"="guy/man". Several other monster puns are used, though it's not always consistent, including cases of "ghoul" and "girl" being used in the same scene of a webisode.



* IrisOut: The webtoon "The Good, the Bat and the Fabulous" ends off with one of these. Although it doesn't contain the sound of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes boooo-woop]].

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* IrisOut: The webtoon "The Good, the Bat and the Fabulous" ends off with one of these. Although it doesn't contain the sound of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes boooo-woop]].A few webisodes end this way.



* IAmSpartacus: Near the end of Ghouls Rule!

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* IAmSpartacus: Near the end of Ghouls Rule!''Ghouls Rule!'', where normies stand up to the police, identifying themselves as monsters to protect the main cast.



** Also, Billy in the novels.
* JawDrop: Done by a background skeleton student in "Here Comes Treble", after witnessing Jackson's transformation into Holt. His jaw literally falls off.

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** Also, Billy in Billy, being the novels.
son of the Invisible Man, has the ability to become invisible at will.
* JawDrop: Done [[VisualPun literally]] by a background skeleton student in "Here Comes Treble", after witnessing Jackson's transformation into Holt. His jaw literally falls off.



* LevelAte: The "Sweet Screams" line uses this as its aesthetic, and its backgrounds depict a candy-based dream version of the school.

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* LevelAte: The "Sweet Screams" line uses this as its aesthetic, and its backgrounds depict a candy-based dream nightmare version of the school.



* LosingYourHead: The Headmistress, being the daughter of the HeadlessHorseman.

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* LosingYourHead: The Headmistress, being the daughter this world's version of the HeadlessHorseman.



* MissingMom: Many characters start of with a focus on only one parent, often the father, due to the famous monster angle of the series, but most get their other parent mentioned eventually.

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* MissingMom: Many characters start of off with a focus on only one parent, often the father, due to the famous monster angle of the series, but most get their other parent mentioned eventually.



* MonsterClown: [[{{Pun}} Literality aside]], Twyla's Freak du Chic outfit is a spooky Victorian-style clown costume with neck ruffles, pom-poms, and a harlequin pattern.

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* MonsterClown: [[{{Pun}} Literality Direct literality aside]], Twyla's Freak du Chic outfit is a spooky Victorian-style clown costume with neck ruffles, pom-poms, and a harlequin pattern.



* TheMovie: A live-action movie musical is being directed by the men behind ''{{Hairspray}}'' and ''Film/{{Chicago}}''. Itís been described as "''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' meets ''Film/{{Grease}}'' meets ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' meets ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''." Stuck in DevelopmentHell, but now slated for a 2016 release.

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* TheMovie: A live-action movie musical is was being directed by the men behind ''{{Hairspray}}'' and ''Film/{{Chicago}}''. Itís been described as "''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' meets ''Film/{{Grease}}'' meets ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' meets ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''." Stuck in DevelopmentHell, but now slated for a 2016 release.until its cancellation. It will be released as "The Lost Movie" in storyboard form, with Draculaura and Clawdeen providing [[Series./MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-style commentary]] over it.



** Lorna [=McNessie=], daughter of the Loch Ness Monster.

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** Lorna [=McNessie=], daughter of the [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster.Monster]].



** Luna Mothews, who's pretty colorful and flashy and aspires to be a theater star.

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** Luna Mothews, a self-proclaimed "goth-moth", who's pretty colorful and flashy and aspires to be a theater star.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Each new character's first doll gets a diary delivering information about themselves, and subsequently make multiple appearances in the animated material. This is averted with Gilda Goldstag, however, as her only release is in a five-pack, she doesn't get a diary, and has only made background appearances in the webisodes.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Each new character's first doll gets a diary delivering information about themselves, and subsequently make multiple appearances in the animated material. This is averted with Gilda Goldstag, however, as her only release is in a five-pack, she doesn't get a diary, and has only made background appearances in the webisodes.webisodes even after being made into a doll.



* TheRival: It's initially made a big deal of that Clawdeen ''does not'' like Cleo De Nile & by extension, Deuce. At first when revealed in Ghoulia's diary that Cleo used to date Clawd, Clawdeen's brother. They broke up and Cleo started dating Deuce the next day. Seems reasonable at first, but Clawd's diary revealed that their break-up was actually mutual and was a long time coming. Cleo decided to be the one to seem harsh and Clawd, regrettably, let her take the fall. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn They got over it.]]

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* TheRival: TheRival:
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It's initially made a big deal of that Clawdeen ''does not'' like Cleo De Nile & by extension, Deuce. At first when revealed in Ghoulia's diary that Cleo used to date Clawd, Clawdeen's brother. They broke up and Cleo started dating Deuce the next day. Seems reasonable at first, but Clawd's diary revealed that their break-up was actually mutual and was a long time coming. Cleo decided to be the one to seem harsh and Clawd, regrettably, let her take the fall. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn They got over it.]]]]
** Moanica D'Kay is advertised as such to Draculaura in ''Welcome to Monster High''.



** In ''13 Wishes'', this is how Twyla starts realizing something isn't right: Howleen's [[EvilKnockoff 'friends']] [[CastsNoShadow have no shadows]].

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** In ''13 Wishes'', this is how shadow-sensitive Twyla starts realizing something isn't right: Howleen's [[EvilKnockoff 'friends']] [[CastsNoShadow have no shadows]].



** To a lesser extent, coffins. Anything they can make coffin-shaped, they will.



* {{Slobs Versus Snobs}}: The vampire/werewolf enmity in ''Fright On!'': the lycans bug the vamps for being prissy, and the vamps bug the lycans for being sloppy.

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* {{Slobs Versus Snobs}}: SlobsVersusSnobs: The vampire/werewolf enmity in ''Fright On!'': the lycans bug the vamps for being prissy, and the vamps bug the lycans for being sloppy.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Toralei (not Torelei; it comes from "tora" for "tiger"), Nefera (not Nefara; it comes from "Nefertiti", not "nefarious"), and Slo-Mo (not Slow-Moe, according to ''Ghoul Spirit'').

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Toralei (not Torelei; it comes from "tora" for "tiger"), Nefera (not Nefara; it comes from "Nefertiti", not "nefarious"), and Slo-Mo (not Slow-Moe, according to ''Ghoul Spirit'').as his name is '''Slo'''man '''Mo'''rtavich.).



* TheStinger: At the end of Boo York, one of the characters is talking with [[Franchise/EverAfterHigh Apple White and Raven Queen]] hinting the possibility of a crossover between Monster High and Ever After.

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* TheStinger: At the end of Boo York, one of the characters Astranova is talking seen communicating with [[Franchise/EverAfterHigh Apple White and Raven Queen]] hinting the possibility of a crossover between Monster High and Ever After.



* TwoBeingsOneBody: One of the main elements of the ''Freaky Fusion'' special and toyline. The ghouls go back in time 200 years to when Monster High was first built, but when they return to the present everyone except Frankie and Ghoulia have merged with someone else: Draculaura with Robecca, Lagoona with Jinafire, Clawdeen with Venus and Cleo with Toralei.

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* TwoBeingsOneBody: One of the main elements of the ''Freaky Fusion'' special and toyline.Fusion''. The ghouls go back in time 200 years to when Monster High was first built, but when they return to the present everyone except Frankie and Ghoulia have merged with someone else: Draculaura with Robecca, Lagoona with Jinafire, Clawdeen with Venus and Cleo with Toralei. They enlist the help of the new hybrid students to help them coordinate and cooperate.



* UnusualEars: Clawdeen and her siblings have wolf ears instead of regular ears, Draculaura has PointyEars and Lagoona actually has fins for ears. Then there's the werecat trio which is obviously [[CatGirl justified]] Also, there's Venus with leaf-shaped ears, Rochelle and Garrott with ears resembling batwings, and Jinafire with pointed ears. This is inverted by Skelita, River and Gil who lack ears entirely. This being a GhoulSchool, attributes get freaky.

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* UnusualEars: Clawdeen and her siblings have wolf ears instead of regular ears, Draculaura has PointyEars and Lagoona actually has fins for ears. Then there's the werecat trio which is obviously [[CatGirl justified]] Also, there's Venus with leaf-shaped ears, Rochelle and Garrott with ears resembling batwings, bat wings, and Jinafire with pointed ears. This is inverted by Skelita, River and Gil who lack ears entirely. This being a GhoulSchool, attributes get freaky.



** Clawdia's red kneesocks in her base outfit clock in at grade C.

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** Clawdia's red kneesocks knee socks in her base outfit clock in at grade C.
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* MasqueradeBall: The ''Ghouls Rule!'' outfits and the "Dance the Fright Away" costumes from ''Welcome to Monster High''.
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** The Freak du Chic Clawdeen and Twyla dolls have a darker, more muted colors, and fewer of them, to invoke this.

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** The Freak du Chic Clawdeen and Twyla dolls have a darker, more muted colors, desaturated colors and fewer of them, limited palettes to invoke this. this.
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* XMeetsY: At first glance it looks like {{Bratz}} meets GravedaleHigh, but when you read the character descriptions and watch the web shorts it's anything but. The girls focus on typical high school situations and helping each other, rather than just shopping and flirting. Even fashionista Clawdeen knows that she can't start her own fashion line without learning how to run a business. Not to mention the overarching storyline with Franchise/EverAfterHigh and the two oldest original ghouls (Cleo and Draculaura).
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